Magic Custard Cake

April 11th, 2014 | Posted by Monika Topolko in Recipes - (3 Comments)

You’ve probably noticed by now that words like magic or miraculous are not exactly a part of my every day vocabulary. I don’t believe in miracles and, although I love Harry Potter, I don’t really believe in magic either. Here’s the thing: The word “magic” spells supernatural in my dictionary. Magical things come into existence … Read more

Snickers Cake

March 28th, 2014 | Posted by Monika Topolko in Recipes - (10 Comments)

“A party without cake is just a meeting.”  – Julia Child I used to get über excited for my birthday. These days, I feel like it sneaks upon me like a ninja. Time is seriously slipping through my fingers lately. Has it really been a whole year since the last birthday?! I don’t really celebrate … Read more

Brussels Sprouts Tarte Tatin

March 14th, 2014 | Posted by Monika Topolko in Recipes - (6 Comments)

For every memorable superhero in the comic book world, there’s an even more interesting and perhaps more famous villain. The same applies in the vegetable world. On one hand, you have potato, the superhero of the veggie world. Ugly as hell, but nevertheless one of the absolute favorites around the globe. On the other hand, … Read more

Homemade Tagliatelle with Bettroot Pesto

Making pasta from scratch is such a rewarding experience. Making pasta when home alone with a five-month-old baby, on the other hand, is quite a challenging one. However, the sense of accomplishment you feel when you’re finally done cannot be put into words. You feel like a superhero. A deity, even.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Monika Topolko in Recipes - (6 Comments)
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

I have this ritual, you see. Every night, after the baby has fallen asleep, I sit back and do nothing. Not until I had a child did I realize the true value of doing absolutely nothing. It’s awesome. And, it turns out I’m actually quite good at it.